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commissioner gilman is not available perhaps someone in the office can come in i think as supervisor represents the district it would be good to know supervisor peskin wants a continuance i don't agree with the separate issue has nothing to do with with one 60 fulsome i'm curious to know the position of the district supervisor. >> thank you, supervisor wiener i too am interested just so you know i've asked supervisor kim office and she's left a message for supervisor kim's it was understood that supervisor kim was not staying for item 10 i don't know if april in her office is able to join us in the meanwhile i want to see in supervisor peskin has million to add. >> no, i have a motion on the floor to continue. >> in the venture we've not
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heard from supervisor kim. >> do we know if they're available. >> can we take a 5 minute recess. >> 5 minute recess sure. >> we're going to call this meeting out of recess. >> the next schedule meeting
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is april 11th; is that correct. >> without objection. >> supervisor wiener. >> you know i this is a close call like i said, i want to hear from the district supervisor i'm concerned that supporting this motion will be construed i'm buying into the affordable housing bonus plan i'm not going to support the continuance so - >> supervisor wiener that's fine you've made it clear argue not tying we'll do a roll call vote on this motion supervisor peskin i supervisor wiener no and chair cohen. >> two i's and one no. >> thank you very much that item will be continues for one week additional business to come before this body? >> there's no further business. >> all right. this meeting is adjourned thank you.
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(clapping) >> welcome everyone and tutor joining you us for the launch of branch at downtown street scheme (clapping) together we've created a sustainable and dignified motel to end homelessness in san francisco and bay city's through the work bathroom, folks are sro hair time in the community to make a difference the live of themselves and others our team members earned a what this in which that'll they're gaining pipelines into employment this year in 2016 we're celebrating our thousand success housed and employed (clapping)
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and just our few short 8 weeks in san francisco about 50 folks attending the meetings on a weekly basis and 22 folks on the ground behind us and 3 folks that gained employment and many more the pipeline (clapping) we've averaged a debris removal of 4 hundred thousand gallons of debris each week and needles each week (clapping.) with the positive support of local businesses communities and corps the project area we know we're on the right track in doing something correct he wanted to add and recognize some of the service provider and partners the community that have been working hard to end homelessness inform san francisco glide mission resource and st. anthony's, as well as code
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tenderloin and many others we know that takes a community. (clapping.) in addition, we want to take a moment to recognize andy cohen the city of san francisco as well as the perry foundation that hasupported us from the start (clapping). >> yeah. >> for your graduates if he could see a show of hunks who graduated into the downtown program your diligent work in changing the face of homeless and moving started stability has been an incision to the communities and folks that come after you and folks not here today, i want to add in addition thank you guys to the staff who is here chris richard the regional director of silicon valley and our ceo eileen
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richardson (clapping) and last but not least i want to recognize all the folks the yellow shirts behind us making a difference inform san francisco i'm so proud of i can't wait - . (clapping.) without further ado, i'd like to introduce andy sherman vice president of duo by labors that brought u.s. bancorp us here to san francisco. >> thank you brandon a treat and honor to be part of launch the welcome of the streetscape of san francisco welcome to the neighborhood (clapping) existed to have you here dolby has been in san francisco this is home we're committed to the city part of big or being a good a neighbor it investing in and supporting organizations that
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address the champs we fascinate community i want to thank the streets for doing that it is exciting to be here we've moved into the new corporate harder a couple of minutes windfall we're excited to be an activity member of the mid market and the tenderloin and i and an active partners western approached by the mayor's office this was a great fit so thank you for doing with you do in the city i'd like to thank mayor ed lee for his leadership and fus on this important issue as we look at the horizon and think about the excellent work with the streetscape team and look forward to providing this support and progress with you thank you very much (clapping.) thank you, andy heights my honor to introduce a i can't tell you of downtown streetscape for santa fe in san
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francisco she was the mentor and the leader holly (clapping.) hi, everyone i'm holly is everyone excited to be here just to share high story identify been criterion and sober over one year and seven months a. >> awesome. >> i've been housed for over a year and employed by santa fe ground work (clapping) it starts by the opportunity of joining the downtown streets team after that i hit the ground running they give us kurjt and support us in any way and allowed me to completely turn my life around as a result (clapping) the latest give my children with
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coming home we've been separated because of my a addiction (clapping) when we asked me to ask i was honored because of important people i want to encourage you to support and encourage everyone to do the best you can do thank you. >> yeah. (clapping.) thank you holly next we want introduce mayor ed lee who was here and thank you for his support for the downtown streets. >> good morning. >> good morning holly and mark brought out the sunshine for us well, you know when we talk about homelessness in the city we shouldn't talk about that as simply the debate about space yes, of course, people need a place to live but that part of people's lives that need a job
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good skills people support them to get back into the workforce and it compromises so many of the other partnerships we've created in this wonderful city to help people exit homelessness forever whether the clean city coalition or public works or mayor's office, or the community groups the community ambassadors program downtown streets offers that that can help a lot more people get out of poverty so we should always when we talk about homelessness mention the groups birng like downtown streets for public works and our macy's and homelessness and our workforce development when they work with organization like dolby and others who are lucky enough to find space in the city to have haeshdz but that he say where
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are we who are we about as a company they allows the employees and others to begin relationships we wish all companies in san francisco would do in a few years later on market street look at the relationships date of birth by the they have a relationship with the abstains and the women's auto mission and the communities school with 826 van ness and helping to create those relationships with downtown streets with all the folks that really want those jobs because i think the people who are hopeless want that helping hand and they can do the best with this support this is what it is the city we want to be a city that understands the entire challenge and supports everybody at every level so when we have a
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center like the navigation center it is about the support we give people that's why people that are hopeless want to go to the center they know they'll get support to rebuild their lives out of homelessness it takes people from the office of hope working with the agencies the city work with all community partnerships and working with the business community to over that way out permanently not just the housing it is jobs and the feeling that you can contribute to your neighborhood it is working on plazas like our civic center and the united nations plaza working with the nonprofit groups and others to make our city cleaner and improve it so people like randy shaw can i finally event we're working together because of all the people i know he's
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been and ground level when will it happy with mid market and the plazas whether it is beginning to happen the right way a about people's lives and how they change and how we help them and support them in changing this is what existing thoems needs not about room but the community working together with downtown straits thank you, everybody and there is a new member (clapping.) of downtown streets someone i want to recognize today he's turning his life around in a positive way and taking care of kids and starting this brandon you call that volunteer what this something like i earn a volunteer what this (laughter) and so allow the skill sets and is leadership for his own family
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and ultimate for his own improvement that is marcus marcus come on here and please receive over membership (clapping.) to the downtown streets thank you thank >> good morning and welcome to san francisco county transportation authority. i'm scott wiener the chair and we'll call the roll. >> item 1, roll call, commissioner avalos, present. commissioner breed, present. commissioner campos, present. commissioner cohen, present.
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commissioner farrell, absent. commissioner kim, absent. commissioner mar, absent. commissioner peskin, present. commissioner tang, absent. commissioner wiener, present. commissioner yee, present. we have quorum >> okay, i want to thank sfgtv for broadcasting todays meeting, leo [inaudible] and also colleagues supervisor farrell has asked to be excused in adivision supervisor kim is ill and unable to attend so can i have a motion to excuse commissioner farrell and commissioner kim? motion by commissioner cohen, seconded by commissioner compose and do wree need roll call on that or take that without objection. >> take without objection. item number 2 >> chairs report. this is a
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information item. >> colleagues we have two pieces of good news to share. first i like to congratulate cal trans and transportation authority with public and private sector partners for winning the california transportation award. we had the opening of the new presidio parkway replacing the doil drive with a safe, modern and beautiful facility. i like to applaud the organization for their work and thank for the recognition as we finalize dlinchy of the innovative project. speaking of invasion, i would like to thank u.s. transportation anthony foxx for making
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san francisco eligible to compete in the smart city challenge program. this is a way to show how vehicle technology can [inaudible] through partner shipwise the federal government. tim [inaudible] of sfmta is here and will give a overview the proposal. i'm hearing about san franciscos ideas and how the transportation authority and the office can support the effort. we are still at early stages there is great potential to incorporate new mobility to make the streets safeer and promote cycling [inaudible] with the bay area population expect to add 2 million people by 2040 we are working on transit expansion plans but we must make it easier for people to live
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without a car or drive the car less. we cant have another million cars in the bay -air roads. technology can help get us to our goal more quickly. on a less positive note, unfortunately with barts troubles over the past weeks we have seen the consequences of what happens when we wait too long to address the basic transportation infrastructure needs. bart is 45 years old and truly showing its age. at the same time it faces record demand and continued excollation in ridership. the recent electrical problems that are completely decimating barts fleet are just the most extreme example of a system that is becoming less reliable and frankly coming apart at the seams. we absolutely must fix the system, modernize and expand the
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capacity. in november we will see a capital infrasfruckture model on the bal: it will be a dejaster if the bonds fails. we need to make sure we as a city are doing our part along with alameda and con trucosta counties for barbts vehicle replacement and acquisition program. what is happening with bart is also a cautionary note for us in san francisco as we make policy decisions that determine whether we are going to invest in muni or not and we need to make sure we are continually getting ahead of the curve when it comes to infrastructure needs of our system. so, colleagues thank you for that and we'll proceed to public comment. any public comment on item number 2? seeing none, public comment is closed and this is a
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information item. we'll move to item number 3. >> item 3, executive director reports. this is a information item. >> thank you chair wiener. good morning commissioners. [inaudible] happy to report-thank you for highlighting the good news chair wiener. in keep wg the theme of research and invasion i was pleased on the 14th of this munt to join with staff with los angeles and con trucosta transportation authority at a state hearing. chair fraser held a importance of state funded research in transportation technology. the research we benefited from has been in the area of traffic safety for vision zero, office of traffic safety and numerous other technologies to help optimize our system so we appreciated chair frasers leadership and to
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participate in the meeting. here in the region our work with mtca and bay area government we have draft project performance results which we'll bing to plans and programs committee next month. with the release of the data we will be able to sehow our projects compete against other projects then region. we have every reason to believe it will do well for progress but in coordination with a bad and mtc we'll take a look at the land use function as the region has important choices. just untime our bart incentive program is getting ready to launch. you may have seen on the news bart perks we are working together with
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bart to [inaudible] corroded portionoffs the system, the transbay [inaudible] embarcadero and mun gumry stations and the idea is sign up for the program and earn points through the clipper card for shifting travel outside of the peak period to ease the congestion problems on bart and extend [inaudible] this doesn't take place medium and long term capital planning but a important way we can partner with the community and public to extend the life and the capacity of our system. you can find more nrgz at sf [inaudible]/bart travel incenseive. in terms of the local work the treasure island management team put together 3 grant applications so hopefully we will be successful working with ticd the [inaudible] community
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development and [inaudible] we submitted a state cap and trade grant for affordable housing and. we submitted a federal tiger grant for a hybrid vessel we hope toacquire for the ferry service and applied for federal inclusive planning impact grant. i highlight these because it is terrific to see there are no programs forwarded at the federal and state level that understand and underscore our strategy of nob nab in order to demonstrate new ways of conducting and achieving sustainability development. at the neighborhood level throughout the neighborhood transportation improvement program, we work closely with your offices and staff and a number of districts, district 11 we are working with commissioner avalos team on the park station community work at san
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jose and [inaudible] on district 8 on elk street and district 6 to look at [inaudible] in district 9 we have been able to kick off the alameda interchange improvement project with commissioner campos and his staff this is in effort to improve the safety, pedestrian bike safety near farmers market [inaudible] more nrgz on those outreach meetings about the concepts beginning to emerge, visit sfcta.org/alameda change. the crooked street is shared with community members in the area of the crooked street. options are a full range of
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visitor access and circulation and physical treatments to deminsh the high level of vehicle and pedestrian visitors and avoiding the spill over effects to ajaistant streets. one of the findings we made is there as many visitors here as in the key locations in the city but the lack of management cupsty, so unlike the golden gate bridge and other places with a organization we think that is something that will be helpful to sustain the benefits of the short term programs that are tried. we'll come to the plans and programs exhibit no. 3 was committee and folks can join outreach meetings later march. [inaudible] there is also a final meeting to announce the rail yard alternative and boulevard
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studthy planning department has been hosting and hold the second community meeting wednesday march 30 at 6 p.m. at the same location at the first which is potrero neighborhood [inaudible] at 955 [inaudible] come find out more about plans underway to address the alignments options for the downtown extension of cal train in conjunction with land use and free way vision planning. project delivery yerba buena appears to be on time. we have been able toreplace the bridge work and [inaudible] place seismic joints and concrete barriers. we anticipate being able to share that with you all and have a ribbon cutting in the summer time so my thanks go to eric
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[inaudible] for managing the project for us. and we are also at the same time coordinating with the bay bridge authorities as well as cal trans on touch down and integration of the bike and pedestrian path, the west path on to the islands later this summer. as far as bicycleing improvements we are happy to report the prop k funding embarcadero and [inaudible] signage up are so thank you for sfmta for putting in signage to help [inaudible] away from king street and on to less stressful streets and paths. the page streets improvement and congratulate mta on thampt the muni procurement is continuing pace. there are 444 motor
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coaches and 60 trolleys on order. mta received 101 motor coaches and 38 trolley coaches and many are oon revenue. the prop k funds are put to very good use and bond fund are not eligible for vehicles so that under scores the measure chair wiener described in his remarks for helping bart, muni and cal train meet the vehicle needs. new traffic signals are also being installed through prop k funding at that webster and o' farrell street location to support vision zero and many other places acrauz the city including intersection of [inaudible] thank you sfmta for get thg improvements out with our prop k fund. with that, happy to answer any questions. thank yo >> thank you very much mrs.
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chang. any question or comments? seeing none, is there any public comment on item number 3? seeing none, public comment is closed. this is a information item. item number 4. >> item 4, approve the minutes of february 23, 2016 meeting. >> any questions or comments or chairchgs with respect to the february minutes? seeing none, is there any public comment on item 4? seeing none, public comment is closed. can we take a roll call vote onite 784 >> avalos, aye. breed, aye. campos, absent. commissioner cohen, aye. commissioner mar, absent. commissioner peskin, aye. commissioner tang, aye. commissioner weener, aye.
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commissioner yee, aye. the minutes are approve >> item number 5 >> item fiver, approve the-adopt position on state legislation, this is a action item >> any questions or comments on item 5? seeing none, any public comment on item 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. the house is changed so can you call the roll on item 5. >> commissioner avalos, aye. commissioner breed, aye. compose, aye. commissioner cohen, aye. commissioner mar, absent. commissioner peskin, aye. commissioner tang, aye. commissioner wiener, aye. commissioner yee, aye. the item is approved. >> item 6. >> item 6, approve the improving west side transit access stuteejic analysis report. >> any question or comments on item 6.
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? seeing none, any public comment? seeing none public comment is closed. colleagues can we take item 6 same house same call? without objection that will be the order. item 7. >> item 7, appoint john larsson is to system advisory committee. >> any question or comments? seeing none. public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. same house same call? without objection that will be the order. item 8. >> approve the twnt 16 prop aa call for projects programming recommendations. toteology $2,192,934 for four projects and stuteejic plan. >> commissioner peskin. thank you chair wiener, colleagues. as you all probably heard the friday before last there was a fatality at broad
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way and 4th street the 4th fatality in as many years and condolances to mr. laws widow and children. unfortunately these streetscape improvements are after-mr. laws passing but pleased we have found the last million dollars for a 8 million dollar project to do pedestrian safety and streetscape improve. along broad way between columbus avenue around gene parker elementary school which is a place a lot of kids go but a dangerous intersection. i request we approve this portion of item number 8 specifically on attachment 1, the third item, subject the too the condition before dpw puts this project out to bid that a little bit further
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consalitation with the community relative to the streetscape design be addressed. i discussed that with staff so would like to add that condition and then approve the item. >> that is a motion? >> yes, sir. >> is there a second? second by commissioner breed. okay, any other comments or questions, colleagues? yes. >> through the chair, commissioner peskin where believe the contract has been advertised so if quee can condition it on prior to award of a contract. >> i will accept that change to my motion so prior to award. >> okay, commissioner breed that is a second? revised motion is made and seconded. seeing no other comme, any public comment on item 8? seeing none public comment is closed.
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commissioner peskin made a motion to amend, can we take that motion without objection? without objection the amendment is adopted. take item 8 same house same call? without objection that is the order. >> item 9 allocate $10,975,410 in prop k funds and $794,980 in prom aa funds with conditions with 6 requests to subject to attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedules >> any questions or comments? seeing none, any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed and can we take item 9 same house same call? without objection that will be theordser. item 10 >> item 10, update on u.s. department of transportation smart city challenge grants. this is information item. >> okay, i believe the mta will present
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on this mrs. chang? >> yes. [inaudible] >> tim papandreou should be here shortly. >> this is the last item on the agenda so-- >> i don't think i can give the entire presentation but i'll give it a try. this is a excited development and want to take a minute to brief you and the public about the good news. the u.s. department of transportation named san francisco one of 7 fine finalist cities to compete for a 50 million dollar prize the purpose of the program is highlight the innovative ways technology can help urban areas meet the transportation challenges
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for mobility, safety standpoint prom emissions and community based planning. so, it is very wonderful we are finalist and don't have the prize yet but expect to continue in the direction even if we don't receive the big prize. it is something we have been working on in many respects and underscoors efforts under way such as vision zero and [inaudible] and bike and car sharing and other services coordinating. in the city. the project is only eligible for medium size cities under 850,000 people and we just snuck in. the idea would be to demonstrate strategies, demonstrate committed leadership sw capacity to sustain the strategy beyond the grant period over the next 3 year jz integrate our project with
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existing data requirements and making sure those will beope toon the public beyond the grant period. the smart city challenge is expected to improve safety, enhanceability and climate change and there is a 10 million dollar portion the prize offered by volcon which a non profit in the seattle area focused on emissions reduction. the smart city vision element you will see are many, about a dozen and they begin with technology elementsism underscooring the [inaudible] and automated vehicles, ed vehicles, intelligence transportation, the idea your vehicle can talk to road side infruc structure such as signals and they can guide you to avoid a incident ahead or to be able to more quickly get to your destination. in the second band
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innovative approach to transportation include the analytic and logistics part which is behind the scenes but a way to optimize conditions on streets for road users. finally we have communication technology and land use components as well as community engagement and equity components of the program. there is a couple steps process that we have already proceeded to the 7 finalist city stage and in the proposal where we'll receive $100 thousand to development the local proposal. the date for that is in may and expect to hear award winners announced in june. here is tim and i'll let him take a breath and take over and we'll work with the u.s. department of transportation and private sector partners many public sector partners at
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state, local and regional level jz the city will receive the prize and if wree not suck saysful receive thg grand prize we expect to continue our efforts forward. here you go, tim. >> good morning everyone. tim with the mta. thank you for setting that up. so, we applied for the city grant under some specific criteria to try to get through the initant of how it can move out to have the most sustainable and equitable transportation system. [inaudible] resulted in what we call a binary policy system that is incompetable with cities gruth not just in san francisco but many
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cities around the country. that system has resulted in people who are choosing to are required to use a [inaudible] in the city are [inaudible] 80 percent empty, there are 4 empty seats that utilized and most of the times the car is stationary so need a place to park and most the cars are privately owned so it is creating a economic burden on people to get around the city with private transportation. because of the design the city and transportation system we have enormous peaks in the morning and evening which creates a large demand on the transit supply but for the rest of the day it isn't very utilized. it is efficiency issue as well. in the mean time we had a plethora of new services that have popped up, referred
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to as shared mobility or some call it [i] economy system. they started early on with car sharing bike sharing came on board but had a lot of companies that are based in silicone valley provide their own transportation for employees. we have what some refer to as a [inaudible] and then recently we had the electric scooters and new quad vehicles. none created more controversy for the city than what we refer to as transportation network companies, uber and lifts and the shuttle which is a service to move around the city. what we learned is these options are growing rapidly because they are [inaudible] we are trying to figure oit the best way to
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manage the services while if they are not going away we want to figure a way to work with them and incorporate into our transportation system the best we can. now, that is what is happening in the city up to now, as we look to the near future we are working very closely with some the car companies that are starting to test [inaudible] vehicles. recently we had a few companies testing in san francisco and one of the car companies had a collision earlier that got acquired by general motors. there is a lot of change happening in this space but barely scached the surface and want to guide the process rather than chase it or be led by it. one of the things we pushed for in the
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grants and hope to work with the usdot and california government is we don't want to see the path from conventionally owned private cars to [inaudible] we want to see private cars to shared a automated cars because we think that is the best use of our street space and the best opportunity we have to meet those multiple city objectives. our goal was in the statement is we will work with the companies to guide them into trying to meet local city goals through a shared connected platform. with smart city proposal is simply a focus on working with companies and services and not on their own, working through the community. we felt it was important to state to the dot
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that we dont believe we can arbitrarily choose a neighborhood but want to work with the community to figure oit what they are interested in and how they would like us to move forward in this approach. we will focus on the data driven elements of this and expand and integrate the shared mobility services with public transit and incorporate shared and connected vehicles when they are ready to be brought to market. [inaudible] work better together and provide more access to mobility without the car ownership and also save customers time and money. a big focus of the grant is customer focus and figure out the opportunity we can improve the customer experience in the transportation system. from all the research we have done we know vehicle technology can meet multiple city goals if guided effectively. they
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can reduce traffic fatality, reach the [inaudible] and reduce [cough]. we think we combine the suvss together and should be able to see something that is trans formational and [inaudible] shift more priority for things we care about which is walking transit and cycling but also if we can save up the demand for needed to use the parking garages we can potentially transform them and create affordable housing is that is a huge opportunity to reclaim some of our public space dedicated for private car use over to something that is more aminable to social equity which is affordable housing. the grant focused on 3 areas, one is create a city policy
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framework [inaudible] a lot of the companies are brand new and they are literally all over the place in terms of their ability to meet our city goals and objectives. work on developing the [inaudible] and then guide the development of the automated technology. we have 6 keep principles we would like to push forward on as a screening criteria before we qualify the companies from now on and that is looking at the safety both in the vehicle and traffic safety approach to the operation making sure they focus on affordability, accessibility, available across the city and make sure they work with each other so they are [inaudible] and leading to the [inaudible] these customer focus objectives will help improve the things people have been telling us that are important. for example, being able to see all
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the different transport services in one app. [inaudible] and pay in one app. those things will create a simplified approach in knowing the services are available and also utilize around the city. we are going to work with the companies to create a governance structure how we manage our data and tie that to the open data portal we have with sf open data and create city dashbords and metrics how we can see the efficacy of the work. lastly, which is important, is how do we test all this new technology on our streets? we will develop a community design framework to prioritize the different [inaudible] on the streets and then integrate the technology into the municipal fleets and land use policy because the potential for connected and automated [inaudible] will have a big impact on parking and that will
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allow us to reassess some of our parking policies we have in land use. now, before we do any of this we need to develop metrix and a process to make the changes so again, data driven is critical. let's walk through some of the concepts we have come forward on. we have the idea of [inaudible] platform where we filter providers through the 6 goal areas. one area we focus more on is understanding our customer needs, so learning more about what the residents, workers, visitors and commercial delivery services need to move around the city. work with providers to qualify them so they can be considered part the transportation system and work with our technology partner tooz integrate all the technology makeing getting from
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a to b [inaudible] what pilots we can do to apply the technologies on to our streets whether [inaudible] station squz so on. if we can move forward with this approach we can see that based on the research this is a hi ypothesis of the analsis, we should see collision, congestion, emissions and street demand go down over time and also affordability and liability going up over time. there is a phase to the roithd right that we should repurpose streets and parking for more aminities we consider important in the city. we have diagrams [inaudible] currently in phase 1 where we are today, a lot of cars on the streets [inaudible] taxi and transit, but mostly a
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congested experience for everybody. recently we had the increase in the different tnc services which are creating more capacity for on demand trips but still not a real change in the transportation system. we believe that if we expand the sharing economy in the transportation system to have more car and bike sharing and the different carpooling services that is when we will see travel demands in the city and should be able to repurpsh spots for [inaudible] and things we care about in the city as well. when we get to shared and connected system where the vehicles are connected and communicating they can move much closer to each other and aware of the traffic conditions and safety issues that is when we'll see positive reductions in meeting the vision zero goals and
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reducing emissions and so forth. [inaudible] we can start repurposing the street space to open space and things we care about as a city. ultimately the vision is that in the automated version there will be less space needed to move people around and more space dedicated for things we care about and that is basically our vision that we are moving forward on with this grant. the second piece of this is to create a community challenge to ask the neighborhoods how we can start piloting in the area. one neighborhood is selected, we may select more neighborhoods but it will start one first and figure ways to we can provide technical services to the applicants and improve the [inaudible] services and new ideas into that neighborhood. the city team that is moving forward with the grant is a core policy
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team between my team and the mayors office, uc berkeley and the consultant we are starting with and the technical support team consists of many different groups inside the mta and city partners with department of technology, the sfcta, metropolitan transportation commission, [inaudible] and california strategic growth council and have a externt support team with different technology providers and we'll work with community engagement organization to help with the community challenge. our key steps in closing is that we are initiating the project team to get this final phase of the grant delivered. we develop the community challenge with community partner tooz create the engagement, website portal, [inaudible] and review panel and developing the qualified technology partners because
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we are ininidated and want to be able to screen them to help they add value [inaudible] as part of a requirement we have to do a 3 minute video slaining the vision and concept. i want to mention the smart city grant should we receive it will accelerate the program where most of the stuff is already under way so this will give a big boost. that is my conclusion, happy to answer any questions. >> thank you papandreou. colleagues any question or comments? seeing none we'll move to public comment then. thank you. any public comment on item number 10? >> this time should start when i arrive at the podium so could you
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reset the button please to 2 minutes? thank you. so, one supervisor asked a question of the grants-there is no guarantee they'll get a grant, but then we ask a couple of questions. number 1, the southeast sector, 30,000 units are [inaudible] right now if you evaluate the transportation system in the southeast sector it gets a f minus. now, if you travel from the southeast sector to the north, every day you supervisors should go and check the freeways. the congestion is so umbearable people are fighting on the freeways and soon we'll have
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shooting on the freeways. it is very nice to hear plans as if we are living on another planet. as far as i know we are living on the planet earth and we need to be realistic. the first thing is san franciscans need to be respected so the public transportation system should cater to san franciscan's. we recently had a report on the newer buses that maybe the performance isn't so good even though some talk that they would be good so we need to reevaluate the new buses and find out if you spend millions and millions of dollars if you are doing san franciscan's right by spending taxpayers money. i appreciate it very much just giving us 2 minutes on the very very convoluted
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topic. thank you very much. >> thank you. any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. okay, this is a information item. item number 11. >> item 11, introduction of new items, >> colleagues any introductions? any public comment on item 11? seeing none public comment is closed. this is also a information item. item 12, any general public comment? >> good morning commissioners. when the truth of one is in charge [inaudible] and destiny of origin [inaudible] travel a thousand
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miles in [inaudible] knowing of true destiny then [inaudible] human way of life in circumstances should make up proportions to have a way of [inaudible] holy destiny [inaudible] loyalty, parental love, dignity [inaudible] having the wisdom and courage [inaudible] ones existence of true self
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[inaudible] is ones true heart [inaudible] thank you so much. >> next speaker. >> supervisors, so i like to address quality of life issues. and i know the supervisors-some of the supervisors who work in our districts trying to do the right thing. we need to address transportation in a different way. often we put the emphasis on
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consultants and as i look to the right here, i see a lot of change of faces. a lot of change of faces. i do not see a diversity. we need a diversity and we don't see it here. we are going to visit you all at your office and not a couple people but maybe 2, 300 people just like we did the other day. when we went to two supervisors they were missing in action and than were [inaudible] relevant pertinent questions they couldn't answer, so you know, i'm here to put the san francisco county transportation authority on notice and i can do that
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because i represent the first people of the area to mark malone and you all haven't been paying to that. a lot of your eir ceqa and so forth you came here 2 or 300 years ago and took things over you can do as you please. we really don't need to be building so much. we don't need congestion. thank you very much. >> any additional general public comment? seeing none public comment is closed. item number 13. >> item 13, adjournment. >> colleagues we are adjourned. [meeting adjourned]
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>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths.
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>> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of
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small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's
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terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that
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california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of
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magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ?
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>> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex.
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>> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma
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prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for >> good afternoon, everyone good afternoon the meeting will
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come to order this is the regular meeting of san francisco land use & transportation committee i'm supervisor cowen the chair and supervisor wiener to my left is commissioner peskin i'd like to thank the folks from sfgovtv leo and jessie larson for helping us and assisting us in broadcasting this meeting madam clerk, any announcements? >> yes. electronic devices. completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated excellent call item one the public works code to have been xhfblt with the stormwater permit supervisor wiener is the author i believe a few opening remarks thank you, colleagues this ordinance updates the san
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francisco stormwater management for the returning requirement to insure the controls are consistent with requirements of california state law the ordinance updates and modernize which kinds of projects that trigonometry of compliance with stormwater the san francisco stormwater giles are an solution to make sure the new developments in the city deal with stormwater onsite and in doing so minimize the contribution of stormwater to the sewer system this minimize the discharge of contaminated water into the bay and from the san francisco public works is here with a brief presentation.
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>> all right. thank you for that introduction thank you, supervisors for having us to r here to talk about the stormwater i'm sarah i work with the sfpuc the water shed policy with the projection and programs to implement the green water structure to manage the stormwater i'll briefly talk about the ordinance that has achieved in the first 6 years and the drivers of the supervisors original in 20104 thousand square feet and the stormwater management ordinance requires that projects implement green infrastructure to manage stormwater on site we have a couple of conditions the city that merits the stormwater management the sewer our
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concerns to treat the san francisco entertainment commission before that is in combined with the system areas we want to slow down the water for the commissioner makras to the system the first 6 years of implementation we've had two hundred and 40 projects and one and 4 final approvals and as you can see that the ordinance is really having a positive impact on the urban sheds you'll see the pictures in the presentations are all projects succinct to the we're getting urban habitat and removing millions of gallons from the system getting great projects with green garden and other tools today's briefly is really about the amendments that are proposed to consensus the regulatory experience with the new new permit requirements
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